Sunday, February 24, 2013

LNG Project Presentations

The project concept letter from last week was brief and left readers wanting more detail.  This week Mr. Steve Butt Senior Project, Manager Alaska LNG Concept Selection provided a presentation "Progress Exxon/Mobil ConocoPhillips BP &, TransCanada Have Made to Advance North Slope, Natural Gas Development"




Thanks to Matt Buxton, Government Reporter, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  for providing the links.

I think you'll find the presentation is more informative than the letter.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Alaska Gas Pipeline Concept Letter

The North Slope producers and TransCanada have released a letter to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (LINK to Letter). According to the letter the group has completed the concept selection phase.

Nothing earth shattering about the concept.  No indication of any level of commitment. Note that the letter is not signed by CEOs.  It does feel like we are getting nowhere faster these days.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Northern Alliance

I didn’t see this coming. Looks like a crafty deal. Possible new source of capital for the Alaska gas line?  Coordinated development of the Arctic. Free market at work - gotta love it

Exxon-Mobil Rosneft Arctic Deal LINK

Saturday, February 2, 2013

ASAP - Bigger Pipe Dryer Gas

The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) annual plan is out (LINK).

The 500 MCFD pipeline has grown from a "wet" gas 24" diameter (at 2500 psi) pipeline to a dry or lean gas 36" diameter (at 1480 psi) pipeline.

The change reflects a drop in value of natural gas liquids (NGL) due to - you guessed it - the lower 48 shale gas miracle. No NGLs means no propane for rural Alaska.

The project cost increased slightly to 7.7 B$ from 7.5 B$  (+/-30%)

The report inindicates that RFQs (Request for Qualifications) and RFPs (Request for Proposals) have been sent to qualified firms and that negotiations will start in January 2013.

The project lacks and agreement with and LNG anchor tenant.  Summary shown below (click to enlarge)

As projects go I suppose this is OK news unless you want a job soon or propane in the future. I'm always looking for the big impact announcements like "Notice to Proceed". Maybe next year....(the official Alaska Gas Pipeline blog motto).